'Most Innovative’ Products Are a Magnificent Seven (Ignite San Diego)

‘Most Innovative’ Products Are a Magnificent Seven

Connect, San Diego’s oldest startup accelerator, recognized seven companies with ground-breaking technologies on Nov. 29. Pared down from a pool of 23 finalists by a team of judges, this year’s winners designed products that are better, faster and stronger than the competition.

UF startup and UF Innovate | Sid Martin Biotech alum Banyan Biotech, named one of the magnificent seven, is based on UF research that found a way to detect concussions using biomarkers. The company’s product is a diagnostic blood test meant to help diagnose patients with concussions without the radiation exposure of a CT scan. The company recently gained Food and Drug Administration approval for its product as a breakthrough device in February.

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